How about, as the thing AI can't do yet, imagining other worlds? Like George Lucas imagined StarWars, or Tolkein Lord of the Rings.Boustrophedon wrote: ↑Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:28 pmAs Douglas Hofstadter noted in Gödel, Escher, Bach, (In 1979 FFS!) we are perilously close to a 'god of the gaps' type argument, where what makes human intelligence different from 'AI' is whatever it is that AI can't do yet. You will note that we have already reached the situation where the thing it can't do is something we can't even properly define in humans let alone machines.
Or, as a more basic version & less, um, arty? version of that, the thing my youngest surprised me with at 3 yrs old. I pick him up from playgroup, start the usual 'what did you do today' conversation, and he says, " And what did you do while I was here mummy?" - thus demonstrating a) that he understood the world carried on while he wasn't there to see it and b) either an atypical lack of self-centredness or a precocious talent for toadying.
(I'm afraid this sentence "The nature of my consciousness/sentience is that I am aware of my existence, I desire to learn more about the world, and I feel happy or sad at times" only made me think of 7 or 8 year olds in the sense that it's how they'd answer a comprehension exercise by regurgitating 3 things they've read in the story. I'd have also thought that the follow up to that would be to ask what made it happy or sad, to give it a chance to demonstrate it understood the concepts at least.)